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How to Produce a Low Budget Film

Q & A - How to Produce a Low-Budget Film  Q – What is this book about? A – The title essentially explains much of what the book is about. Primarily it describes how to produce a low-budget feature film, without any previous film experience and the important part is to accomplish it without any of your money. Lots of people talk about making films with other people’s money but I explain it as a step-by-step guide from concept to final execution, including finding the money and securing distribution and world sales. It’s very comprehensive and a useful tool for...

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The Forrest J. Ackerman Scrapbook

“The Forrest J Ackerman Scrapbook” Brian Anthony Interview with BearManor Media   Q - Tell us about “The Forrest J Ackerman Scrapbook: Tales from the Ackermansion.” BA – It’s about Forrest J Ackerman (1916 – 2008) who was the editor of the magazine “Famous Monsters of Filmland,” and his fabulous collection of  science fiction, horror, and fantasy memorabilia. Q - You knew Mr. Ackerman personally? BA – Yes, very well. I was a monster-kid in the 1960s and grew up on “Famous Monsters” magazine.  Forry Ackerman was a self-professed agent-editor-lecturer-archivist-researcher-esperantist-anthologist. He really inserted himself into the narrative, along with stories...

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Q&A on The James Bond Film Series

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Q&A for James L. Neibaur and Gary Schneeberger, authors of the BearManor book “From Connery to Craig: The James Bond Film Series.” How did you two end up collaborating on a book?James: Gary and I had been friends since college, both writers, but in different areas. Gary owns a public relations firm so his first book was in that field. I am a film historian and have over 30 published books, several of which are for Bear Manor. He and I found a subject we both liked and felt we could create a definitive study.Why the James Bond films?Gary: James...

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Stars of Walt Disney Productions by Mark Arnold Q&A

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Stars of Walt Disney Productions by Mark Arnold Q&A

Interview for Stars of Walt Disney Productions by Mark Arnold   Q: Tell us a little about yourself. A: My name is Mark Arnold and I am a Pop Culture Historian with over 15 books under my belt. I also host my own weekly podcast called Fun Ideas Podcast, that covers much of the same subjects as my books do, and more. Q: This is your second book on Walt Disney Productions. How does it differ from your first? A: My first Disney book, Frozen in Ice: The Story of Walt Disney Productions 1966-1985, covered the period after Walt Disney...

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Michael Kutza strikes again!

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Michael Kutza strikes again!

Hope to see you this coming Tuesday at the Union League Club   Tuesday, January 31. I'll be on stage with the fabulous Candace Jordan. You know Candace from her publication CHICAGO STAR and her Blog CANDID CANDACE and many television & radio appearances. Check out the details below. If you have never been to the  Union League Club this is a great time to see the place with its impressive art collection. The event includes lunch and the two of us talking about my new book STARSTRUCK. I think you will really enjoy the event. Hope to see you there. Best, Michael    

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